Friday, August 7, 1998

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  • Rebels Mount Massive Bloody Attack

    On the eve of inaugurating the new President of Colombia, Andres Pastrana, the guerrillas have launched a massive offensive. Colombian government officials report 71 soldiers were killed and 85 wounded by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the FARC. In addition, 100 members of the security forces are missing and 133 taken prisoner. On the rebel’s side, 15 guerrillas died in the conflict. Colombia’s thirty-year civil war is the longest running one in Latin America.

  • Aloha March-100 Years Ago U.S. Annexed Hawaii

    Next Wednesday marks 100 years since the U.S. annexed Hawaii, an annexation that some people say was illegal.

  • Dub Poetry

    Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of the pioneers and most skillful practitioners of dub poetry. Born in Jamaica, he moved to London when he was a child. He later joined the Black Panthers in Britain. He says he coined the phrase — dub poetry — arguing that what the DJs in Jamaica were doing was in fact poetry — improvised, spontaneous, oral poetry.